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U.S. Senate, Jerusalem, Jeff Bezos: Your Friday Briefing

The context, experts emphasized, was the American principle of civilian control over the military, but the effect was chilling, particularly at a time when North Korea’s nuclear threat is increasing and trust that mutually assured destruction would forestall any nuclear attack appears to be decreasing. Continue reading the main story _____ Photo Credit Kimimasa Mayama/European Pressphoto Agency • The Japanese ...

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White House, Jeff Sessions, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

Mr. Trump, who is deeply skeptical about sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, may have found one justification for staying engaged in the country: vast mineral wealth. Continue reading the main story _____ Photo Credit Diagram by Joe Burgess • China and India are engaged in one of their worst border disputes in more than 30 years — over an ...

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Review: Sienna Miller Coaxes New Life From an Old ‘Cat’

But Mr. Andrews has again stripped a Williams play down to its animal essence. And I’m not referring to its able-bodied stars’ appearances in states of unembarrassed nudity. Photo Colm Meaney, left, and Jack O’Connell as father and son in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Credit Johan Persson The more compelling nakedness on display is that of people revealed ...

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Jared Kushner, Rodrigo Duterte, Russia: Your Tuesday Briefing

_____ Photo Credit Eric Gay/Associated Press • The U.S. authorities are building a clearer picture of what led up to the deaths of 10 immigrants who had been packed along with scores of others in a stifling tractor-trailer found in a Texas parking lot. Almost 30 were hospitalized in critical condition. Federal charges against the 60-year-old driver, above, carry the ...

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When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome

In Kinshasa, the mood was tense on a recent day as residents wondered whether Mr. Kabila would honor a pact that allows him to stay in office until the end of the year as the country prepares for elections. Photo President Joseph Kabila, center, before delivering a speech in Kinshasa in April. Credit Junior D. Kannah/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ...

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German Teenager Suspected of Trying to Join ISIS Is Found in Iraq

Photo The town of Pulsnitz, Germany. A 16-year-old girl from the town who is suspected of joining the Islamic State in Iraq was arrested last week in Mosul. Credit Sebastian Willnow/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images FRANKFURT, Germany — A German teenager missing for more than a year, who was believed to have converted to Islam and run away ...

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Breaking From Campaign Rhetoric, Trump Brings Terrorism Suspect to U.S. for Trial

“It’s good to see that the president and the attorney general now seem to share my belief in the effectiveness of the world’s greatest judicial system and its ability to keep the American people safe,” said former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., the leading voice in the Obama administration for using civilian courts. “Their previous positions were political and ...

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O. J. Simpson, John McCain, Ram Nath Kovind: Your Friday Briefing

The dearth of foreign leaders willing to publicly criticize Beijing added to a sense of despair among activists. Many say they feel abandoned by the U.S. in particular. Continue reading the main story Friends and family of Lee Ming-cheh, a rights advocate from Taiwan who disappeared into mainland custody in March, see unsettling parallels between him and Mr. Liu. _____ ...

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Australia, Apple, Minnesota: Your Thursday Briefing

In Sydney, dozens of Ms. Damond’s friends and relatives gathered at sunrise, above, on Wednesday to commemorate the life of a woman they described as a ray of light. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, appearing on television, asked: “How can a woman out in the street in her pajamas seeking assistance from police be shot like that?” Others are asking: why ...

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Russia, North Korea, China: Your Wednesday Briefing

_____ Video Russian Mansions: Retreats or Spy Nests? The Obama administration ordered Russian diplomats to leave two waterfront compounds in New York and Maryland. Now, Russia wants them back. By NATALIA V. OSIPOVA and NATALIE RENEAU on Publish Date July 17, 2017. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency. Watch in Times Video » • Russia said its patience is ...

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